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I am not a techie, only a simple Linux user that enjoys sharing my limited knowledge of Ubuntu and FOSS with others. All of my computer experience came after I retired from a career in the United States Army. Like many people I was introduced to the computer world via Microsoft Windows. A complete stranger handed me a disk with Ubuntu 6.06 on it and I was intrigued. By the release of Hardy Heron, 8.04, I was a Microsoft free Ubuntu user. I continued to use Ubuntu until I switched to Lubuntu in 2010 (10.10) before Lubuntu was even recognized as an official “flavor”. It became and still is my Operating System of choice. Although retired, I stay active by participating in state-wide and local Linux groups as well as contribute to several forums.



  • Member/contributor Launchpad since 30 August 2008
  • Contributor Ubuntu forums since 10 February 2009
  • Contributor/global moderator/administrator LXDE forum since 27 August 2011
  • Contributor to Ask Ubuntu March 2014
  • Member/administrator Ubuntu Arizona Local Community since 29 March 2014

  • Has run AZLOCO Team on line IRC meetings
  • Presents the Team events/activities at the weekly Team meetings.
  • Maintains Arizona LUG and Linux Special Interest Group points of contact for AZLOCO and presents their activities/events weekly at the Team meetings.
  • Has provided assistance to the Ubuntu New Mexico Local Community in attempt to re-energize their Team
  • Maintains the AZLOCO and LUG calendars for the AZLOCO web site

  • Assists in maintaining/editing the AZLOCO web site

  • Assists in maintaining/editing the AZLOCO Ubuntu wiki pages

  • Responsible individual for submitting monthly reports to the Ubuntu LoCo Council

  • Responsible for organizing and running the monthly Sierra Vista Ubuntu Hour for 23 consecutive months
  • Participated in two Global Jams (Ubuntu 15.04 and 15.10)
  • Attends the semi-monthly AZLOCO/PLUG installation-festival when feasible.
  • Participated in updating the documentation for the re-validation of the AZLOCO Team (September 2015)
  • Responsible for maintaining the Team event/meeting portal.

  • Co-founder/member Cochise Linux User Group (Cochise County, Arizona) since 20 August 2015

  • Responsible for planning and conducting semi-monthly meetings
  • Responsible for maintaining the Group mailing list
  • Responsible for scheduling presentations for the Group.
  • Responsible for liaising with the University of Arizona South for classroom space and the Sierra Vista public library for a conference room to conduct our meetings
  • Gave presentations on Introduction to Linux (Sierra Vista, AZ 2015 and Kingman, AZ 2016)
  • Spends 5-10 hours a day on forums and in Ubuntu or LUG related IRC channels


  • Continue to make contributions to my forums.
  • Present a positive leadership roll model in both the Ubuntu Arizona Local Community and the Cochise Linux User Group.
  • Actively spread the recognition and use of Ubuntu in my local community and state-wide through the use of information booths and participation in community events.
  • Develop a standard Linux presentation to be given to high school/middle school computer clubs in the state in general and Cochise County Arizona in particular to arouse their interest in a Linux Operating System for their personal computers. Our future depends upon youth.
  • Continue to follow the Ubuntu Code of Conduct.